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Laura Blow

Laura Blow

Research Fellow

Education

MPhil Economics, University of Oxford, 1994
BA Economics, University of Cambridge, 1991

Laura is a lecture in economics at the University of Surry.

Journal articles

Journal article | Environmental and Resource Economics
We develop an approach to valuing non-market goods using nonparametric revealed preference analysis. We show how nonparametric methods can also be used to bound the welfare effects of changes in the provision of a non-market good.
Journal article | Journal of Public Economics
This paper received the 2017 Atkinson Award. The award is named Tony Atkinson, who was the founding editor of JPubE in 1972 and served as editor for 26 years, and is given every other year to the best paper published in the Journal of Public Economics.

Working papers

IFS Working Paper W14/17
We investigate necessary and sufficient nonparametric conditions for the quasi-hyperbolic consumer.
IFS Working Paper W11/10
We study the UK Winter Fuel Payment (WFP) and find robust evidence of a behavioural effect of the labelling.

Presentations

Presentation
This presentation was delivered at the Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
Presentation
This presentation was delivered at the IFS briefing 'Cash by any other name? evidence on labelling from the UK Winter Fuel Payment', 8 June 2011.
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Journal article | Environmental and Resource Economics
We develop an approach to valuing non-market goods using nonparametric revealed preference analysis. We show how nonparametric methods can also be used to bound the welfare effects of changes in the provision of a non-market good.
Journal article | Journal of Public Economics
This paper received the 2017 Atkinson Award. The award is named Tony Atkinson, who was the founding editor of JPubE in 1972 and served as editor for 26 years, and is given every other year to the best paper published in the Journal of Public Economics.
IFS Working Paper W14/17
We investigate necessary and sufficient nonparametric conditions for the quasi-hyperbolic consumer.
Journal article | Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A
This paper considers whether households cut back on food spending to finance the additional cost of keeping warm during spells of unseasonably cold weather.
Mimeo
Laura Blow and Andrew Leicester
The key objective of this study is to assess whether poor households pay systematically higher prices than other households for identical food products.
Presentation
This presentation was delivered at the Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
IFS Working Paper W11/10
We study the UK Winter Fuel Payment (WFP) and find robust evidence of a behavioural effect of the labelling.
Press release
Households receiving the winter fuel payment are almost 14 times as likely to spend the money on fuel than would have been the case had their incomes been increased in other ways; But in very cold weather it remains the case that the poorest pensioners cut back on spending on food to finance the ...
Presentation
This presentation was delivered at the IFS briefing 'Cash by any other name? evidence on labelling from the UK Winter Fuel Payment', 8 June 2011.
IFS Working Paper W11/09
We find evidence that the poorest of older households are unable to smooth spending over the worst temperature shocks.